Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Ranger-Led Programs
Join a National Park Service ranger and explore sequoia groves, take a moonlight walk, or gaze at distant mountains at Beetle Rock. Learn about bears and other mountain wildlife at visitor center talks. And if you're staying in a campground, stop by the amphitheater for an evening program. Walks, talks, activities, and evening programs are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us!
Most programs are scheduled in summer from Memorial Day (late-May) through Labor Day (early September). Limited programming is offered during other times of the year, depending on availability of staff. Ranger programs will be advertised on our online calendar. However, we recommend checking with a visitor center once you arrive. They will post updated program information, as occasionally programs are added or canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Be sure to choose programs in the area where you're staying, or allow for travel time to programs in other areas.
Foothills, Giant Forest, and Lodgepole
Talks and campground evening programs may occur, dependent on staffing. Inquire at the visitor centers or museum to see if any programs are scheduled during your visit.
Ranger Programs are offered each day! Please check flyers posted at the Kings Canyon Visitor Center and popular areas throughout the district.
Talks, guided walks, or evening programs may occur, dependent on staffing. Inquire at the Cedar Grove Visitor Center to see if any programs are scheduled during your visit.
Sequoia Parks Conservancy Naturalist-Led Programs
Join our partner, the Sequoia Parks Conservancy (SPC), for a naturalist program through their SPC Adventures program.
SPC Adventures provide both public and private, guided national park experiences for you and your small group. SPC Adventures programs follow CDC safety guidelines and are led by SPC’s trained naturalists who will guide you through the amazing sights and sounds of the parks. Experiences such as sequoia grove night hikes, secluded meadows tours, exclusive astronomy programs, and overnight backpacking trips are available. Visit SPC Adventures webpage or call (559) 565-4251 to book a trip and learn more. We recommend booking tours two weeks in advance of your visit to the park.
Winter Snowshoe Walks
Last updated: December 15, 2023